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Membership

AWAACC’s contributed members are our lifeline. Secure the future of the Center, by becoming a member today!

Your Impact

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) relies on its members annual contributions to support all areas of its general operations, including fine art, education, and community programs. Admission to the AWAACC is FREE and open to the public. The Center also offers FREE or deeply reduced ticket prices to special programs to the community. Your membership gift makes that possible and helps ensure that everyone has access to visual art and entertainment, and education experiences offered by the Center – FREE of charge, including the permanent exhibit dedicated to the life and work process of August Wilson, August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape.

Your Benefits

When you give your tax-deductible contribution to the AWAACC, you receive exclusive invitations to special events and artists talk backs, private previews to visual art exhibits, discounted tickets to Center presentations, VIP member access and hospitality at our music and film festivals, early access to the best seating at Center events, and more!

Membership Levels

$50: Actor Membership

Benefits:

  • Name listed in all AWAACC playbill listings and festival program books
  • Name listed on AWAACC website
$100: Director Membership

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Discounted tickets to select AWAACC Presents performances throughout the season
  • Commemorative AWAACC Pin
$250: Producer Membership

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Invitation to a private opening reception with featured artists or curators for an AWAACC gallery exhibition
  • Two (2) VIP access passes to Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) and Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival (HBHF) VIP Hospitality Lounge. * festival ticket purchase required
  • AWAACC Member pre-sale of festival tickets
  • AWAACC Member Only entrance to festival location
  • Two (2) August Wilson African America Cultural Center Festival t-shirts
$500 Playwright Membership

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Two (2) additional VIP access passes for a total of four (4) to PIJF and HBHF VIP Hospitality Lounge. *festival ticket purchase may be required
  • Two (2) additional AWAACC Festival t-shirts for a total of four (4)
  • Invitation to special “Behind the Scenes” event during AWAACC programming season
$1,000: Legacy Circle

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to a select AWAACC performance
  • Invitation to private meet and greet events, including opportunity to meet artists and performers
  • Invitation to annual Members Only Event
$2,500 Leadership Circle

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Private AWAACC exhibition gallery tour and gallery talk with Curator for up to ten (10) people
  • Special 10% member discount on tickets to select AWAACC performances
$5,000: Transformation Circle

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Invitation to a private invitation-only performance with a featured artist in a unique offsite location
  • Lunch with the President; be our guest at a special lunch with the President & CEO of AWAACC, and get insider access to plans and vision for the Center
$10,000: National Treasure Circle

Enjoy all benefits of the previous level plus:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a performance or education program during the season, name will be listed in all marketing materials produced for the selected performance or program after the gift is made
  • Two (2) tickets to AWAACC Gala. Invitation to private meet and greet reception with gala artists during the August Wilson African American Cultural Center gala; features access to singular talents and luminaries in the world of performing arts
  • Invitation to special dinner Party to be held at a private residence (date to be determined)

* Benefits as of March 1, 2021. Please note, ticket purchase is required to access benefits related to festival events

For additional information about membership, read our Membership FAQ. For more information about ways to give, contact the Senior Manager of Development, Delaney Lee at 412-339-1011 or dlee@awaacc.org.

MAKE A GIFT TODAY!

Your generous support at EVERY LEVEL makes a big impact. Donate now at any giving level to become a member of August Wilson African American Cultural Center!

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August Wilson African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412)-742-4771